Welcome! This website currently is being developed by Michael Conway and David Hertzberg -- two admirers of the late Prof. Anthony di Bonaventura who never had the opportunity to meet him or see him perform but who are great fans of his recorded works (particularly his 1972 Scarlatti double album).
- Michael was first introduced to di Bonaventura's music by his father - he remembers long car rides in the back seat listening to Scarlatti's cheerful music playing on the car stereo. It still gives him joy to listen to this and many other di Bonaventura recordings he has discovered. Since beginning work with David on this website, Michael has contacted various libraries (including Boston University and Curtis Institute of Music) and scoured the internet in search of shareable content and trivia related to Prof. di Bonaventura's career. He has contributed some of the press photos and advertisements, as well as information in the discography section. He is currently attempting to locate, digitize and obtain permissions to share recordings of di Bonaventura's concert performances. Through David, he has been introduced to several of di Bonaventura's former students and colleagues, who he has very much enjoyed corresponding with and learning more about how their recollections and experiences with di Bonaventura influenced their careers, outlooks, as well as personal and artistic directions.
- David too first heard di Bonaventura's recordings as a teenager, and has been an ardent fan since. David has taken all the materials collected for this project by Michael and has attempted to make them accessible here on this website for the general public. David also has embedded his YouTube music videos -- featuring performances of Prof. di Bonaventura -- into this site. He will be adding more music videos in the weeks and months ahead.
Now, we are looking for contributors; to this site; our hope is this site may be a resource for information about a remarkable musician and educator who profoundly influenced several generations of musicians and music lovers. We know his commercial recordings were only a small part of his immense musical contribution; he also was regular performer, who received accolades for his interpretation of classical works and premieres of new compositions. Perhaps most importantly, Prof. di Bonaventura was a colleague, musical collaborator, advocate and teacher.
If you knew, studied or worked with Prof. di Bonanventura and would like to contribute to this site, please write to us. Once we have received your submission, we will be in touch with you about setting up an account so that you may comment on materials herein and participate in discussion fora. Thank you.